Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 26th Nov 2007 21:36 UTC, submitted by Coldfirex
SkyOS SkyOS build 6814 has been released. Among its new features are streaming support, system-wide spell checking, the Mozilla embedded Gecko engine (which is used to create a few applications like a Wikipedia reader), an updated Viewer (file manager), a new theme engine, and more.
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RE[2]: Closed source / Proprietary?
by kaiwai on Tue 27th Nov 2007 13:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Closed source / Proprietary?"
kaiwai
Member since:
2005-07-06

Sorry, I didn't knew this was such a hot issue. Personally I couldn't care less which license an OS uses. After all were all free to choose if we use it or not.

Anyhow I was just amazed it was closed source from a commercial perspective.If you look at tons of examples in the past imo this isn't a viable business alternative for a niche market OS (BeOS, Zeta anyone?).


How long have you been reading this site? every time SkyOS has news, there is at least 1/2 dozen half witts who come out of their hovel to bashing Robert and his project. Some of us, even those of us who don't use it, are sick and tired of the same stupid lies being repeated everytime.

Heck, I've used this site since 2004 (possibly 2003), before it became a 'register to post' site. I've seen people come and go. I find it funny that there are people who have still been living under a rock in respects to these projects.

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kamil_chatrnuch Member since:
2005-07-07

aniruddha -> joined: 2007-11-26
that was his first ever post ;)

Edited 2007-11-27 18:09

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aniruddha Member since:
2007-11-26

Lol, that proves my innocence... :p

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tonywob Member since:
2005-07-06

Couldn't agree more, everytime SkyOS is mentioned, someone complain about the license, it's getting tiring and boring. It's their OS and they can go what they like with it. I have developed things and released them for free, but I wouldn't provide the source code, as I like to maintain control of it.

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